The Irregular Warfare Center Collaborates with the West Virginia National Guard to host Ridge Runner DV Day Event

The newly established Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) collaborated with the West Virgina National Guard (WVNG) to host Ridge Runner IWX (23-01) Distinguished Visitor Day on June 7, 2023, at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virgina, to provide allies and partners with an opportunity to learn more about the Ridge Runner exercise and the Center’s essential partnership with the WVNG. “Having this […]

The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) Releases IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup Conference Report

The newly established Irregular Warfare Center recently released its IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup Report from the Center’s first hosted event, the IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup Conference, which took place Feb. 22-24, 2023, in Bethesda, Md. The IWC, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, and the Center for Global Health Engagement from the Uniformed Services University of the Health […]

Transnational Organized Crime in the Gray Zone: The Authoritarian IW Toolbox and Strategic Competition

The era of examining transnational organized crime (TOC) separately from geopolitical discussions is over. TOC is a significant destabilizing force for countries and regions across the globe. Additionally, the connection of TOC groups to state officials and political figures demonstrates that TOC is part of a growing interconnected constellation of important issues surrounding war, conflict, and states. Illicit economies conducted by TOC groups have been associated with various regional conflicts that also have global impacts.